I was doing some homework tonight and the graphics were loading a tad on the slow side so I decided to test my bandwidth to see how fast my internet connection was. I’ll preface the graphic by saying that I pay for 6Mb/s down and 512kb/s up, but Comcast (I have a cable modem) has a feature called SpeedBoost that kicks your connection into overdrive for the first 20 seconds or so for fast downloads and uploads. Here were my results from speedtest.net :
For you non-geeks out there, that’s 21Mb/s down and 1500kb/s up. 3.5x faster down and 3x faster up than what I pay for. Like I said, these speeds are ony sustained for the first 20-30 seconds, but still. 21Mb/s is DANG fast!
From what I understand, Comcast is going to open the floodgates on bandwidth next year to close to 100Mb/s to compete with Verison’s fiber internet. I can’t wait!
What kinds of speeds are you getting from your ISP? Run the test and comment with who your ISP is and what kind of connection (cable, dsl, dialup -ugh!, AOL -double ugh!) you have.